Course Details

Board Governance of Non-Profit Organizations
SSIM-455-5
Previously Known as KPPI-455-5
0.5 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
Yes (may vary by section)
DESCRIPTION
This five week course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how nonprofit and social impact organizations are governed. It will appeal to students who are likely to engage in board service or to lead a nonprofit or social impact organization. The goal is to help students understand the workings of nonprofit organizations; the roles and responsibilities of boards; and how boards operate. It will focus on the unique aspects of nonprofit/social impact board governance and what comprises an effective board. The course also addresses how organizations and boards move through various stages of growth and development and how nonprofit boards differ from corporate/public boards and where similarities exist in structure, operations and responsibilities. The course will be developed through readings, lectures, cases, discussions and guest speakers. The course will include an individual assignment and two case analyses that can be done individually or as a group. There is no in-class final.
TRACKS
Social Impact Pathway- Nonprofit
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Winter 2023
Spring 2023
CH
EV
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Negative Prerequisite:
All Students: KPPI-455-5